Dictionary.com

standardize

[ stan-der-dahyz ]
/ ˈstæn dərˌdaɪz /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: standardize / standardized / standardizing / standardization on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object), stand·ard·ized, stand·ard·iz·ing.

to bring to or make of an established standard size, weight, quality, strength, or the like: to standardize manufactured parts.
to compare with or test by a standard.
to choose or establish a standard for.

verb (used without object), stand·ard·ized, stand·ard·iz·ing.

to become standardized.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also especially British, stand·ard·ise .

Origin of standardize

First recorded in 1870–75; standard + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM standardize

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for standardize

British Dictionary definitions for standardize

standardize

standardise

/ (ˈstændəˌdaɪz) /

verb

to make or become standard
(tr) to test by or compare with a standard

Derived forms of standardize

standardization or standardisation, nounstandardizer or standardiser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for standardize

standardize
[ stăndər-dīz′ ]

v.

To cause to conform to a standard.
To evaluate by comparing with a standard.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Tired of Typos? Get Help Now!